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Mikkeller Hop Bomb Challenge (2011)

Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus

Style: American Pale Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
At Mikkeller, we are firm in our belief that the best ideas from the brightest minds can be found among the ranks of the home-brewers. That is why we continue to nurture the innovative guys (so far only guys, come on ladies!) that make up the backbone of the big, bad home-brewing beer scene.
The 2011 Hop Bomb Challenge winner is Søren Davids – winning the title two years in a row! Our Swedish brothers followed up strongly, with Sea-goat Brewing coming in second and Christian Kapusta third.
A big thanks to all of you who went through the trouble of brewing and submitting a Hop Bomb. We at Mikkeller appreciate the amount of love (and hops) that goes into every one of your home-brews.
Brewed as collaboration between Søren Davids and Mikkeller.

Ingredienser: Vand, malt, (Pale, Munich, Caramunich, Wheat), humle (Simcoe, Centennial, Athanum) og gær.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ceck82 (51) - SPAIN - DEC 4, 2012
de tirador. color ambar, espuma clara y densa, para comersela, aroma a lupolo complejo y contundente, amarga desde el inicio al final, retrogusto muy citrico. una bomba lupolada

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ilis (1) - SPAIN - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
De grifo en Animal (Madrid). Una bomba lupulada y amarga ideal para los más IBUadictos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
Hop bomb for sure, another great Mikkeller beer, pours a hazy almost red color, nose is fruity, grapefruit, lots going on. Great smooth beer for an ipa, everything is suttle but still there. Great Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1595) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Pours hazy orange with low head. Aroma is fruits, hops and some yeast. Flavor is fruits, hops and dry palate. Swell!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle from Theatre of Wine, Greenwich. Amber pour with a white head. Good heavens! I’m a fair way away from the glass and that aroma is just floating out. Very nice nose. Peach, tropical fruit, lychee. ’Andsome! Powerhouse of hops in the flavour. Bitter citrus explosion on the palate. Heavy hop finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ArtursKarklins (12) - LATVIA - MAR 17, 2013
[0.5 bottle, server: beer glass] Appearance: charming amber, a bit more red though. Thick white foam. Looks very tasty. Aroma: already the aroma "informs" that this one will be with hops and some great bitterness. Taste: Not quite a bomb, but the after taste really turns into bitter hops, even if the taste is not so bitter with the first sips. But with each next one, the beer tastes even better and better. Very "rich" taste, and very nice aftertaste. Plus, I guess the price/performance for this beer is really "curvy". I took this one yesterday in "S. Brevinga Alus Salons", just for fun, and to try out something new, and I was(am) very satisfied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Murky yellowish amber with a medium, firm, creamy, white head. Good duration. Aroma has citrus, doughy malts, fresh floral and resiny. Medium carbonation, small bubbles. Nice full and creamy feel. Flavour is elegantly malty sweet with resiny notes. Then turns full-on bitter with floral, piney and light fruity notes. Long, lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2585) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
Beautiful colour, a dark orange, head is blond, medium but quicly decreasing. Aroma is enjoyable, tropical fruits, peaches, fructose and balanced piney hoppyness. Taste of lots of peaches, grapefruits, lots of bitterness, some fructose sweetness. Aftertaste is dry, sourness of grapefruits, piney even some resin. Medium bodied, quite smooth, nice. The strongly bitter beer with nice peachy fruitness and complexicity, nevertheless, overally dry and highly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9495) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Hazy deep golden with a persistent chunky off-white head. Aroma is intensely piney, leading the way to a bracingly hoppy palate, backed by sticky sweet malts. Finish is long and bitter. Yep, it’s a hop bomb alright!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2905) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Appearance: Amber with a hazy body, some floaties, thick white bubbly head. Aroma: big hoppy punch, pine needles, mango, spicy, peppery, perfume, marmalade, lots of fresh hops. Flavour: bitter, lemon rind, pine needles, somewhat thick mouthfeel, so hoppy. Like nibbling on a pine needle, lemon rind, mango, deliciously bitter finish. Lovely.

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